CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings, outpitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Lee, the 2008 AL Cy Young winner with Cleveland, allowed three hits and struck out two. He matched up against the 2012 NL winner — with the New York Mets — for the second time in six days.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave."
In a Jan. 20, 1853, article, the Times misspelled Solomon Northup's surname as Northrop and as Northrup.
The Times corrected Northup's name on Tuesday, after the errors were pointed out by someone looking at its archives.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings jumped on a couple of early scoring chances and spent the rest of the night playing stellar defence. When a few shots broke through that defensive front, Jonathan Quick was there.
The Kings won the Stanley Cup two years ago with that basic formula, and they can see it clicking again as they close in on another playoff run.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Surging into and out of the Olympic break, the Minnesota Wild have created a significant cushion between them and their competitors for the two Western Conference wild-card playoff spots.
That's not enough. With five days before they play next, this was still a game they were worried about — and had to win.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and a split squad of Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Monday.
Correia, who was 9-13 last year, permitted just one walk.
"Trying to get command of all my pitches," he said.
Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ struggled, walking four and giving up a double and single while getting only one out.
Six Toronto pitchers combined for eight walks.
"Couldn't throw strikes," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We were allergic to the strike zone today on the mound."
SURPRISE, Ariz. - After converting 49 consecutive saves from 2011 to early 2012, John Axford has another streak going.
The Cleveland Indians closer went 18 for 18 on his Academy Awards picks.
Axford made the projections after the Indians' game Sunday on his Facebook page. Last year the Canadian pitcher was correct on 14 of his 15 Oscar selections; he picked Steven Spielberg as best director for "Lincoln" and Ang Lee won for "Life of Pi."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Actors Jon Voight, Martin Landau and George Chakiris all have one shiny, golden thing in common.
They're all former Oscar winners, and they all attended the annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar viewing party Sunday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, watching on enormous screens as younger talents such as best actor winner Matthew McConaughey and best supporting actor Jared Leto lived out emotional moments reminiscent of their own wins.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Show Bits brings you the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
McCONAUGHEY'S 'TRUE DETECTIVE:' MUM'S THE WORD
NEW YORK, N.Y. - With only a week to catch our breath after the lengthy cavalcade of Winter Olympics coverage, this year's Oscarcast may have seemed a refreshingly snug handout of awards. After all, it lasted only slightly more than three and a half hours, aired on ABC from a single venue (Hollywood's Dolby Theatre), and was emceed by the comfortably reliable Ellen DeGeneres.
By comparison to the Sochi games, Oscar went by in a flash.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "12 Years a Slave" took the top prize at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, but the force of "Gravity" exerted itself as the space drama won seven Oscars including a history-making best director award for Alfonso Cuaron.
The 3-D space spectacle was the most honoured film at the Dolby Theatre ceremony hosted nimbly by Ellen DeGeneres. The Mexican Cuaron is the first Latino filmmaker to take best director.